Another Day, Another Dinger: Cespedes Jumpstarts Mets to Victory

Hansel Robles picked up his fourth win of the season tonight as a late inning David Wright double propelled the Mets to yet another victory; their seventh in a row.

Yoenis Cespedes got the Mets offense going early tonight, clobbering his 35th homer of the season to the second deck in left field in the third inning. The Marlins tied it on a Miguel Rojas RBI groundout, and went ahead on a pair of singles by Derek Dietrich and J.T. Realmuto. (But that’s okay, we owe Dietrich for taking out Harper the other day.)

Travis d’Arnaud’s red-hot bat helped combat the Marlins’ lead, as he hit a game-tying home run in the sixth inning. After a dominating inning by Hansel Robles, a ground-rule double by David Wright scored Eric Young Jr., giving the Mets a lead that would not be given up with help from Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia in the back end of the bullpen.

Logan Verrett tossed five innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out three.

With the Mets’ magic number down to ten, Jacob deGrom (13-7, 2.40) will take the hill in attempt to keep their winning streak going. Opposing the Mets is Stony Brook University alumni Tom Koelher (9-13, 3.99), who has certainly had his way with New York in the past five years. Koehler has held Lucas Duda to a .125 average, Curtis Granderson to a .211, and Daniel Murphy to a .222. With Granderson and Murphy both out of the lineup tonight, they will presumably be starting against Koehler tomorrow.


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